Design trends: tan

Tan leather is having a moment this season. But it's not just fashion that's channelling the carefree vintage vibe. Interiors are awash with the rich, warm hue, too.
Tan leather is having a moment this season. Strapless dresses at Gucci, classic low-heeled boots and soft clutch bags at Kurt Geiger... we're on a hiding to the Seventies. But it's not just fashion that's channelling the carefree vintage vibe. Interiors are awash with the rich, warm hue, too. Start small with a cute Hippo doorstop by Zuny or go for all-out decadence with leather floor tiles from De Ferranti. For a touch of nostalgic glamour, Bo Concept's Istra sofa or Philippe Starck's Lou Reed chair will get you into the groove.

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1 Tortie Hoare works with traditional boiled leather in new ways. This handcrafted side table is from £350 (www.tortiehoare.com).
2 This large Ripple Console (£6,000) makes hand-woven rattan look like draped linen. From Soane, Pimlico Road, SW1 (www.soane.com; 020 7730 6400).
3 A tan leather iPad case, £110 (www.muirhead.co.uk).
4 Get Seventies California cool with Bo Concept's Istra sofa, £4,482 (www.boconcept.co.uk).
5 The Lou Reed chair was first created by French designer Philippe Starck as part of a collection for Paris's exclusive Royal Monceau Hotel, but you can get it from Conran for £3,528 (www.conranshop.co.uk).
6 These beautiful hand-tooled leather floor tiles will develop the richest of patinas — £660 a sq m, including VAT, from De Ferranti (www.deferranti.com).
7 Farrow & Ball's Charlotte's Locks full gloss is £48.50 for 2.5 litres (www.farrow-ball.com).
8 Designed to make us smile, Hippo Doorstop by Zuny, £46 (www.thelollipop shoppe.co.uk).

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